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Topic: Thanks Jim! >was Re: +First WOK roast (8 msgs / 171 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
Was so much fun had to take a second pound-o-greens for a wok! Feels almost
like starting home roasting did 4 years ago, only easier & not scary at all.
Have a much better idea of what I and the beans are doing now!
Thanks Jim for your continued wok roast advocating. Now even if no
electricity can roast, grind and brew. Cool. Though indoor wok roasting
without fan exhaust would indeed smoke out the house! But then, could just
cruise out to my Q & Grll pit on the stone patio by the waterfalls cascading
into the pond and wok roast using the TEC infrared gas grill as a heat
source. Oh fine, sounds too inviting, now I'll have to take a third
pound-o-greens for a wok! Oh, finners say long handle wooden spoons worked
mucho betta.
And I didn't "need" to roast, did 3 Frankiefied half pounders yesterday!
Guess it's time for some coffee gifting again:-)
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc.http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm

2) From: Gary Townsend
Wok N Woll !!! How much smoke do you get from an electric wok roast?
Just glad to be able to read my e-mail again...Aloha miKe! Just what
is a " TEC infrared gas grill" ??? I've only been off line for a
couple of days, and theres another different way to roast coffee...I
knew I was missing out on all the fun! ;) Gary T.
On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 13:58:37 -0700, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:

3) From: miKe mcKoffee

4) From: Gary Townsend
miKe, that looks to be a pretty hefty investment! Wow ! I was thrilled
to receive a new grill from my wife & son for my Birthday, (40th) on
the 21st, I have not even assembled it yet! (I'm on the tailend of
moving homes) I just read Pecan Jims tutorial on ineedcoffee, i get it
now! BTW, Jim, I found one of those antique popcorn makers and I'm
going to try it over an open fire pit, no pecan trees, that I know of
in Kansas, so I'm thinking of getting a good hot oak fire, down to the
coals, and adding in some BBQ wood chips, maybe Jack Daniels, or Jim
Beam flavored, if I can find any left over @ wally-world! They already
moved out the seasonal outdoor equipment, and put plastic Santas and
reindeer on the shelves!
On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 16:44:26 -0700, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:

5) From: Les
Pecan Jim got me into roasting over fire.  I roast over Myrtlewood
most of the time..  The purpose is to roast over the coals, not to
smoke the coffee!  The wood by nature does give some flavor.  I sent
Pecan Jim a load of Myrtlewood for a comparison with Pecan. 
Myrtlewood is in the Bayleaf family.  I made the mistake once roasting
over Pacific Madrone.  It gave the bean a hint of creosote!  I have
used White and Black Oak and they work great.  Roasting over fire is
really fun!  Of all the roasting methods I have learned, roasting over
fire is the most fun.
On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 22:39:44 -0500, Gary Townsend  wrote:

6) From: Gary Townsend
I hear you Les, I was wondering if a little added flavor would be
good! I like almost everything smoked! I think I need a little
comparison roasts 1/2 # w/o smoke, 1/2 # with. I just was wondering if
anyone else has tried roasting over an open fire, maybe tossed in a
favorite 'additive' ! I think Mesquite might be a little bit too
strong, I've got to cut fire wood next week, maybe I'll find a local
tree that has the right properties! (I'm a transplanted upstate New
Yorker, KS is a little lacking in the miles of trees that I grew up
in!) I really think, for me, personally, I'd like roasting over a hot
bed of coals, and as soon as the weather co-operates, I'm going to
On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 21:25:43 -0700, Les  wrote:

7) From: miKe mcKoffee
Gary, Gary Gary tsk, tsk, tsk. You were doing so well, liking almost
everything smoked etc., until...until...until... as soon as the weather
co-operates! Please don't tell me you're a "fair weather" Qer! While it
doesn't get sub zero here abouts in the Pacific NorthWest, I've put pork
butts down for their low & slow smoke in the teens! I will NOT be without
true low & slow smoked goodies I don't care what the weather! Or faster
roasted goodies like home roast coffee either. I've Frankified roasts in the
uninsulated garage in the teens too:-) 'Course, now that I'm learning the
art of wok roasting on the Viking indoors I'll have options!
Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc.http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htm

8) From: Gary Townsend
miKe, it's pouring out! Heck, I'm from upstate NY, I lived in N.
Syracuse for 4 years, and worked in Oswego! Ever hear of 'Lake Effect
snow? That's where you wake up with 2 feet of snow in your driveway,
and the surrounding area is crystal clear. Cold weather, not a
problem! Only very windy, cold weather makes me 'cave- up ! I love
snow ! But, heavy rain, is another matter. I can watch it from my
covered porch, all day long. I only get wet if the fish are still
biting good! I'd love to be hooking Salmon this time of year, heck,
I'd already be up to my waders in water anyway, what's another 30
On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 22:13:35 -0700, miKe mcKoffee  wrote:

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